|[June 25, 2014]
National Business Group on Health Honors Fidelity for Exemplary Wellness Programs for Employees
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
The National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a non-profit association
of large U.S. employers, today honored Fidelity Investments with its top
award for exemplary workplace well-being programs that are highly
utilized by the firm's many employees and their families.
"We are very pleased to honor Fidelity for its dedication to providing
programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their
employees and families," said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the
National Business Group on Health. "Fidelity is among an elite group of
organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and
lifestyles. Fidelity and its management team should be proud of their
efforts and we congratulate them on receiving this award."
Fidelity's program, Well for Life, features a number of on-site
resources to make it even easier for employees to strive for health and
wellness, including healthy dining options, fitness centers, health and
wellness centers, free health screenings and annual benefit fairs.
In addition, Fidelity offers market-leading health and wellness programs
and benefits, including comprehensive health care plans, health savings
accounts, flexible spending accounts, and an incentive program that
helps engage associates and their eligible dependents in healthy
"Fidelity is deeply committed to helping our employees and their
families lead healthy lives - both inside and outside the workplace,"
said Jennifer Hanson, Senior Vice President for Benefits at Fidelity
Investments. "We're a business that depends on data and research to
shape our expertise and insights and to influence our investments. We
know that investing in our associates' well being reaps strong returns
for the long-term health of our people, their families and our company."
Fidelity and other award-winners were recognized at a Leadership Summit
held today in Washington, D.C. Winners of the "Best Employers
for Healthy Lifestyles®" awards were honored n one of two
categories: Platinum, for exemplary workplace well-being programs,
cultures and results; and Gold, for making cultural and environmental
changes and developing comprehensive programs that support employees'
healthy lifestyle goals.
Fidelity received a Platinum Award for its corporate wellness programs,
making this the second year that the company has received a Healthy
Lifestyles® award. (In 2013, Fidelity received Gold.) Now in its
10th year, the awards recognize employers that have responded to the
urgent need to improve their employees' health, productivity and quality
Fidelity also received the Best Communications Tactics Award, a
special designation given to one company each year, recognizing
comprehensive and engaging health and wellness communications that help
establish a culture of wellness.
Unrelated to this award, Fidelity and the NBGH partner on a survey each
year to analyze the growth of corporate health improvement programs
designed to help employers create a healthier workforce and manage their
corporate health care costs. This year's survey of employers (February
2014) found that, addition to increasing the average amount spent per
employee, most companies view wellness programs as an essential part of
their benefits program.
About Fidelity Investments
At Fidelity, our goal is to make financial expertise broadly accessible
and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We do this by
focusing on a diverse set of customers: from 23 million people investing
their own life savings, to 20,000 businesses needing help managing their
employee benefit programs to 10,000 advisors and brokers needing
technology solutions to invest their own clients' money. Privately held
and with 40,000 employees around the world, Fidelity is a leading
provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio
guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial
As of May 31, 2014, the company held assets under administration of $4.8
trillion, including managed assets of $2.0 trillion; it is one of the
largest mutual fund companies in the U.S. and the No. 1 provider of both
workplace savings plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). For
more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.
About the National Business Group on Health
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit,
membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to
finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most
important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice
for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group,
whose 392 members include 69 of the Fortune 100, identifies,
develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability,
health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance
issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55
million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information,
Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC
Street, Smithfield, RI 02917
Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Company, Inc.,
Salem St., Smithfield, RI 02917
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